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The Grayzone is an independent news website dedicated to original investigative journalism and analysis on politics and empire. It was founded and is edited by award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal. From January 2016 to January 2018, AlterNet.org hosted the Grayzone Project (now simply The Grayzone). Since then, it has been independent.Source
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Document exposes new US plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't | The Grayzone

Document exposes new US plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't | The Grayzone

A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the .The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a to advance Washington’s aggressive foreign-policy interests.The document () details the creation of a new “task order” called Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua (RAIN) and its plan for “Nicaragua’s transition to democracy” – a euphemism for removing the leftist Sandinista Front for National Liberation (known commonly by the Spanish acronym FSLN) from power.In the pages, the US government agency uses hardline...

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How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government's bunk 'Bountygate' story to US intelligence agencies  | The Grayzone

How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government's bunk 'Bountygate' story to US intelligence agencies  | The Grayzone

  Las revelaciones de un ex espía de la policía le dan un vuelco a la…Revelations by a former police spy upend the official story blaming Iran for the 1994…En el 41 aniversario de la Revolución Sandinista, el secretario de relaciones internacionales del FSLN…José Ignacio Hernández ha cobrado honorarios lucrativos como mercenario legal para los saqueadores corporativos de…A long-awaited UK report finds no evidence of Russian meddling, but that hasn't stopped the…On the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, the FSLN international relations secretary and son…

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State Dept-funded Transparency International goes silent on jailed transparency activist Julian Assange | The Grayzone

State Dept-funded Transparency International goes silent on jailed transparency activist Julian Assange | The Grayzone

When Transparency International did mention Assange’s arrest, it came in the form of a that referred to the Wikileaks founder as “polarizing” and failed to condemn his persecution.while she presided over pre-extradition hearings.In 2017, Transparency USA was finally for fostering apparent pay-for-play relationships under the guise of anti-corruption efforts. However, Transparency’s Secretariat the USA chapter’s honoring of Hillary Clinton with its “Integrity Award” in the face of revelations of influence-peddling by the Clinton Global Initiative.databaseOn its website, Transparency...

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Did neocon cancel queen Bari Weiss stage her NY Times resignation to fuel her career?

Did neocon cancel queen Bari Weiss stage her NY Times resignation to fuel her career?

A closer look at the events surrounding Bari Weiss’ resignation suggests she omitted some critical details about her toxic presence inside the paper, and may have staged her resignation to drum up publicity for her next move. Neoconservative New York Times columnist Bari Weiss quit the newspaper on July 14. In a resignation letter published on her personal website, the pundit lamented a supposed “illiberal environment” at the publication in which Weiss’ colleagues mocked her right-wing views, supposedly called her “a Nazi and a racist,” and branded her a “liar and a bigot.” Weiss’...

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Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate' | The Grayzone

Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate' | The Grayzone

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Uncovering John Bolton's 'distorted' tales in 'The Room Where It Happened' | The Grayzone

Uncovering John Bolton's 'distorted' tales in 'The Room Where It Happened' | The Grayzone

Anya dissects Bolton’s warped perspective on Syria, Russia-US relations, and Korea. Anya Parampil is a journalist based in Washington, DC. She has produced and reported several documentaries, including on-the-ground reports from the Korean peninsula, Palestine, Venezuela, and Honduras.Search The GrayzoneDonate Subscribe to Mailing ListTop StoriesInvestigative journalism on politics and empireFind us on

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How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced 'Caesar' sanctions driving Syria towards famine | The Grayzone

How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced 'Caesar' sanctions driving Syria towards famine | The Grayzone

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Max Blumenthal
Jun 25
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Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO

Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO

Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran US regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher. This is part 2 in a series of investigative reports on the systemic problems with Wikipedia. Read part 1 here: “Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing“ Internet encyclopedia giant Wikipedia has listed The Grayzone as a “deprecated source,” censoring the independent organization, alongside several other news websites, on an...

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Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing

Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing

Internet encyclopedia giant Wikipedia is censoring independent news websites by adding them to an official blacklist of taboo “deprecated” media outlets. The Grayzone is among the news websites targeted by the censorship campaign. Others include leftist and anti-imperialist outlets like MintPress News and the Latin American news broadcaster Telesur, along with several prominent right-wing political sites, including the Daily Caller. The campaign to blacklist The Grayzone was initiated by Wikipedia editors who identify as Venezuelans and openly support the country’s right-wing, US-backed...

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Hong Kong’s 'pro-democracy' movement allies with far-right US politicians that seek to crush Black Lives Matter | The Grayzone

Hong Kong’s 'pro-democracy' movement allies with far-right US politicians that seek to crush Black Lives Matter | The Grayzone

"The riots in America are nothing like Hong Kong, and comparing the two is bloody disgraceful.” thank you for speaking up for us— Jimmy Lai (@JimmyLaiApple)every other hongkonger on lihkg is suddenly an expert on the american criminal justice system and also believe the only reason anyone could be critical of trump is because they’re an agent of the ccp— wilfred chan (@wilfredchan), andIn recent days, the Black Lives Matter movement has been Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s “pro-democracy” protests have served as The ultra-right pilgrimages to Hong Kong have included numerous American white...

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FBI launches open attack on 'foreign' alternative media outlets challenging US foreign policy | The Grayzone

FBI launches open attack on 'foreign' alternative media outlets challenging US foreign policy | The Grayzone

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How many dead Yemenis does it take to equal one Washington Post contributor? | The Grayzone

How many dead Yemenis does it take to equal one Washington Post contributor? | The Grayzone

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New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison

New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison

A co-author of a controversial report at The Intercept that landed its source in prison now works as the head of the New York Police Department’s press office.The former journalist, Richard Esposito, had embedded for a long period inside the NYPD, developing close ties to US police agencies that were clear before The Intercept chose to work with him. However, the news website apparently did not see Esposito’s cop-friendly behavior as disqualifying or even suspicious.Esposito and his longtime friend and colleague, Matthew Cole, a full-time reporter at The Intercept, were co-authors of a on...

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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

A conspiracy theory about Covid-19 escaping from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller. With US deaths from Covid-related complications peaking above 30,000, allies of President Donald Trump are taking their anti-China public relations blitz to new heights of absurdity, hoping to legitimize a conspiracy theory blaming a Chinese biological research lab for engineering the novel coronavirus. The theory points to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the culprit behind the pandemic,...

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"The American friends": New court files expose Sheldon Adelson's security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange

"The American friends": New court files expose Sheldon Adelson's security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange

An exclusive Grayzone investigation reveals new details on the critical role Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands played in an apparent CIA spying operation targeting Julian Assange, and exposes the Sands security staff who helped coordinate the malicious campaign. “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.” –Mike Pompeo, College Station, TX, April 15, 2019 As the co-founder of a small security consulting firm called UC Global, David Morales spent years slogging through the minor leagues of the private mercenary world. A former Spanish special forces officer, Morales yearned...

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Russian journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it Pulitzer Prize - for second time

Russian journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it Pulitzer Prize - for second time

The New York Times has apparently stolen its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from Russian journalists – the same liberal anti-Putin reporters its correspondents have lionized. The New York Times has been accused for a second time of stealing major scoops from Russian journalists. One of those stories won the Times a Pulitzer Prize this May. The journalists who have accused the Times of taking their work without credit also happen to be the same liberal media crusaders against Vladimir Putin that Western correspondents at the Times and other mainstream outlets have cast as persecuted...

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Dissident British ex-diplomat Craig Murray indicted for blog posts in Kafkaesque case | The Grayzone

Dissident British ex-diplomat Craig Murray indicted for blog posts in Kafkaesque case | The Grayzone

The renowned British peace activist and former diplomat Craig Murray has been charged with contempt of court for writing blog posts.The suspicious indictment represents a heavily politicized, Kafkaesque case in which Murray has virtually none of his rights guaranteed. It also appears to be a part of the British government’s aggressive crackdown on the Scottish independence movement.In comments to The Grayzone, Murray described the case against him as a thoroughly undemocratic attack on free speech, and warned it may be punishment for his dissident journalism and activism exposing the UK’s...

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Ben Norton
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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory | The Grayzone

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory | The Grayzone

With an apparent cue this April from a Trump administration desperate to shift the blame for its feckless coronavirus response, Fox News and the Washington Post have fished the story out of the right-wing’s political wet market and polished it off for public consumption.Though neither outlet published a single piece of concrete evidence to support their claims, the story has gained traction among even fervently anti-Trump elements of the political establishment.Having spent the past four years railing against the “fake news media” and “deep state” elements in the national security...

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Max Blumenthal
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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

With an apparent cue this April from a Trump administration desperate to shift the blame for its feckless coronavirus response, Fox News and the Washington Post have fished the story out of the right-wing’s political wet market and polished it off for public consumption.Though neither outlet published a single piece of concrete evidence to support their claims, the story has gained traction among even fervently anti-Trump elements of the political establishment.Having spent the past four years railing against the “fake news media” and “deep state” elements in the national security...

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Max Blumenthal
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Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria | The Grayzone

Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria | The Grayzone

While the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill was authored in the spirit of beating back a pandemic, buried deep within its text is a stipend for the US State Department operations dedicated to carrying out foreign interventions that have contributed to the outbreak of preventable diseases like polio in Syria and Pakistan.Passed unanimously by Congress this March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides $250 million for the State Department to implement “economic, security, and stabilization” activities through an . Earmarked for activities through...

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Max Blumenthal
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Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts | The Grayzone

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts | The Grayzone

The Donald Trump administration is ramping up its information war against Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. And it has enlisted social media platforms as weapons in its assault on these top regime-change targets.In the first two weeks of January, Twitter suspended dozens of accounts run by real, live people — not bots — in Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. Those erased from the website included heads of state, numerous state institutions, media outlets, and many average people who do not work for their governments.The supreme leader of Iran, president of Syria, and leader of Venezuela’s National...

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Ben Norton
Jan 13
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HuffPost UK editor works with gov’t censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia

HuffPost UK editor works with gov’t censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia

The Huffington Post has relied on Western government officials and organizations funded by Western governments to viciously smear anti-war academics as “useful idiots” of Russia, claiming they are being “used” by the Kremlin.Ironically, HuffPost UK has done this while its own editor-in-chief actively collaborates with the British Ministry of Defense in a program that censors journalism on behalf of “UK military and intelligence operations,” in order to protect “national security” interests.HuffPost UK published a hit piece by reporter and senior editor Chris York on January 29 that hearkens...

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Ben Norton
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Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments

Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments

In the era of President Donald Trump, a clique of neoconservative talking heads have rebranded themselves as moderate voices of reason.Among the most prominent self-declared “Never Trump conservatives” is Ana Navarro, a Nicaraguan American Republican strategist who has become a prominent commentator on CNN, a regular at Telemundo, and a weekly guest host of ABC’s talk show The View.Navarro’s sassy anti-Trump diatribes have earned her the adulation of the liberal self-declared “Resistance.” And as Bernie Sanders leads the Democratic primary campaign for president, Navarro has trained her...

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Ben Norton
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Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bolsonaro’s Brazil begs for Cuban doctors – after expelling them

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bolsonaro’s Brazil begs for Cuban doctors – after expelling them

Brazil’s far-right government requested the return of thousands of Cuban doctors to help fight the coronavirus. Months ago, President Jair Bolsonaro smeared the doctors as “terrorists” and expelled them. The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed the health infrastructure of countries around the world. Desperate to contain the deadly virus, hard-hit countries, including even rich European nations like Italy and Britain, have reached out for expert medical help from Cuba, China, and Venezuela. Even Brazil, currently under the control of a far-right administration that has joined the US in...

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Ben Norton
Mar 17
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Introducing Pushback with Aaron Maté

Introducing Pushback with Aaron Maté

Very excited to launch my new show "Pushback with Aaron Maté" (), airing on The Grayzone (). If you want to support the show, become a patron here:— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate)Pushback is produced by Thomas Hedges.Watch Aaron’s first few segments below:Mueller mania worsens US-Russia conflictUS sanctions threaten ‘famine’ in Venezuela, leading economist warnsAaron Maté’s Questions for Mueller Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!....

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Aaron Maté
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